Canadian Government throwing Money at Heavy Equipment

Canadian colleges are receiving a windfall in government funding for heavy equipment technician programs according to an article published in a Daily Commercial News and Construction Record a Canadian publication. Thus far the U.S. has relied heavily on private training to teach heavy equipment technicians and operators. Today the majority of heavy equipment technicians and… Read more »

NAHETS Equipment News

As a NAHETS PR representative I continually come across news that relates to the heavy equipment industry, but that doesn’t necessarily get much ink unless it has a heavy editorial spin. I came across this article about the difference between skid steers and compact wheel loaders. The interesting thing about the article is not necessarily… Read more »

Shorter Programs are No Bologna

A student once asked me why he should attend our 3-week program, when he could attend a similar program for four weeks. My answer was to the point: if a school forces you to attend longer than necessary to learn the skills necessary for employment, then they are not serving their student population. On the… Read more »

Employees with heart

True Story. In May of 2004 an employer with 350 operators visited the school. He gathered all the students around him and asked which one of them would want to start work right when they graduated. All raised their hands. He then asked which ones would not mind starting out digging with a hand shovel… Read more »

GA School of Construction: Recent Graduate Opportunities

East Coast Drilling and Blasting attended the last two graduations at the Georgia School of Construction and hired 5 of our graduates. They called in today and need to fill 5 crews in the next few weeks and will be at the school this Friday, March 16, to conduct interviews. Phoenix Crane, who hired John… Read more »